One DOWN

I have finally, at last, and definitively (more or less) finished the tourist guide I’ve been writing on Antigua. There’s no real telling when it’ll appear on the internet to public eyes, but at least I’m done with it! Although now I’m only going to go to Granada, Nicaragua to start writing again instead of climbing to the highest point in Antigua (I think I’d pick the Cerro de la Cruz) to throw my computer symbolically from the edge.

I really am fond of this city, though, and I want to share a few of the guidebook-style reasons why. I’ve got hundreds of pictures and somewhere around 25,000 words describing Antigua, and countless synonyms for abused guidebook terms like “patron” and “welcoming”. Top some :

Why so dressed up, La Merced? Who are you trying to impress?

The canary-yellow splendor of La Iglesia de La Merced guards over the northern reaches of Antigua.

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The market's edges trickle imprecisely into the bus terminal, envelop the Mercado de Artesanias, and sprawl into the parking lots behind the covered stalls.

In 1999, the Posada del Ángel made history when Bill Clinton spent the night in their Rose Suite, the first time a US President had slept on Guatemalan soil.

In 1999, the Posada del Ángel made history when Bill Clinton spent the night in their Rose Suite, the first time a US President had slept on Guatemalan soil.

The same faultline that created the majestic volcanoes overlooking the city has flattened it with powerful earthquakes several times.

The same faultline that created the majestic volcanoes overlooking the city has flattened it with powerful earthquakes several times.

The day was finally sun-flooded and warm again today, and Fuego, the only active volcano visible from Antigua, spat and burped and dribbled dabs of smoke all day long.

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3 responses to “One DOWN

  1. hanks for your teaching,i hope can make visitors more know better.thanks a lot by gonol>>>>> http://www.klikshere.blogspot.com

  2. Jake

    As someone who lived in Antigua for three years (2003-2006), this is a nice surprise to run into on Mission Mission. Nice photo of La Merced, I used to live around the corner from the wedding cake church (on 4a Ave Norte) for a year.

    Thanks!

  3. Pauline

    Congrats Miss Becca! This is big news and you have been working hard on it. Yahoo! I can’t wait to see what you do in Nicaragua!
    Besos

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